Not too long ago, dropping by the hair care aisle simply meant stocking up on shampoo, conditioner or—for those days when you’re feeling a little fancy—the occasional hair oil. For the longest time, our wash-and-go routine has served us fairly well. But as the wellness movement continues to influence our everyday choices—from eating organic to using clean skin care products—it’s no surprise that we’re now taking hair health a little more seriously as well.
The “Skinification” of Hair Care
While targeted hair care products are certainly not a new concept, the trend has gained considerable momentum in the last couple of years—to the point that it has now earned its own nickname: the “skinification” of hair, or in simpler words, the application of skin care innovations and techniques in creating advanced hair care solutions.
This hair revolution has led to groundbreaking new products—from treatments and serums with scalp-friendly actives to radiance-boosting masks and sun protection—that prove there is definitely more to hair care than lather-rinse-repeat. And considering that your mane and scalp suffer the same beating your skin takes from the sun, weather and pollution, it only makes sense to step up your game and pamper your hair with the same ingredients and products you diligently apply to your face and body.
If you’re wondering which type of products you need to get skin care-style benefits from your hair care routine, here are some of our favorites.